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Game Design Level 1 Workforce Certificate

The Certificate Program provides similar classes to the degree program; however, there are no academic classes in these individual curricula. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for a certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the software development cycle.
  2. Conceive, design, and build a simple computer game.
  3. Communicate technical issues related to game design through presentations and reports.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This Level 1 Workforce Certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. Several of the courses are offered in an 8-week term, rather than a 16-week term.  The program is designed to take two semesters, or 32 weeks to complete, and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

ARTC 1325INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS

3 credit hours

GAME 1306DESIGN AND CREATION OF GAMES

3 credit hours

ITSE 2321OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

ITSE 1333MOBILE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

3 credit hours

GAME 1309INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

GAME 1343GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING I

3 credit hours

GAME 2342GAME DEVELOPMENT USING C++

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

GAME 1328VIDEO GAME DESIGN

3 credit hours

ITSE 2310iOS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours:  30

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Department Chair.